Pratt & Whitney Canada Site Named AHS International Vertical Flight Heritage Site

Pratt & Whitney Canada's important role in the development of the global helicopter industry has been recognized with the naming of its Longueuil, Canada site as a Vertical Flight Heritage Site by American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, the world's leading technical society dedicated to the advancement of vertical flight technology and its applications. A plaque presentation ceremony was held on May 22 in the presence of AHS International members, Pratt & Whitney Canada employees and many distinguished guests.

From left: Dr. Jason Pereira, Chief Aerodynamicist, Avericon and member of the AHS History Committee; Robert Beggs, Senior Manager, The Boeing Company and AHS History Committee Chair; John Garrison, President & CEO, Bell Helicopter and AHS Board Chairman; Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, AHS; John Saabas, President, P&WC; Maria Della Posta, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, P&WC; Richard Dussault, Vice President of Marketing, P&WC; and Andrew Sayer, Commercial Program Cost Out Manager, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada and AHS VP Americas Region